Vlad advises clients in the areas of strategic patent procurement, patent portfolio management, licensing, foreign protection, and other related issues. Vlad frequently counsels clients in the electronics, communications, computer, information technology, medical devices, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and healthcare industries.
Vlad advises clients on open source software licensing, including IP strategy and compliance. Vlad also advises clients on issues related to various data privacy laws, including HIPAA. Vlad leverages his strong technical knowledge in the areas of data transmission, analysis, storage, and security in helping clients determine the applicability of various data privacy laws to their products and services and in developing compliance programs.
Vlad represents clients in patent infringement cases in federal district courts. He was a member of the Knobbe Martens team that defended Smith & Nephew against allegations of patent infringement and helped to ensure competition and patient choice in a multi-billion dollar wound treatment market. The details of this case are described in a Fortune Magazine article “The bloody patent battle over a healing machine.” In addition, Vlad represents clients in inter partes review proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Vlad is registered to practice before the USPTO.
Before joining the firm, Vlad worked as a firmware engineer for St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management Division where he developed software, firmware, and hardware for implantable pacemakers and defibrillators. Before that, Vlad developed algorithms and firmware for cochlear implants at Advanced Bionics. He also has industry experience in website development and programming and IP telephony.
Vlad received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering, summa cum laude, from UCLA, and also received his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he served on the Hastings Law Journal. In his last year of law school, Vlad was a visiting student at the UCLA School of Law and served as an Articles Editor of the Journal of Law and Technology.
Vlad joined the firm in 2008 and became partner in 2014.
Vlad Teplitskiy & Damien Howard, Medical device cybersecurity developments (Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today) July 25, 2022
Vlad Teplitskiy & Damien Howard, Where Should US-Based Startups File Their Patent Application (TechCrunch) July 25, 2022
Vlad Teplitskiy & Damien Howard, How to Decide Where to File Patent Applications (Electronic Design) July 19, 2022
Vlad Teplitskiy & Dan Altman, When and Where to File Patent Applications (Maple Business Council Newsletter) December 17, 2021
Vlad Teplitskiy & Dan Altman, Controlling the Speed of Patent Examination in the US (Maple Business Council Newsletter) February 19, 2021
Vlad Teplitskiy, Ben Shiroma, Marko Zoertic & Dan Altman, Intellectual Property Protection Strategies for Successful Business in the US and Canada (Knobbe Martens Publication), March 10, 2020.
Lauren Hockett & Vlad Teplitskiy, PurePredictive, Inc. v. H2O.AI, Inc.: Northern District of California Invalidates Machine Learning Claims Under Section 101, Section 101 Update (Knobbe Martens newsletter), Septmber 14, 2018.
Lauren Hockett & Vlad Teplitskiy, Guide to the U.S. Patent Office’s Materials on Subject Matter Eligibility, Section 101 Update (Knobbe Martens newsletter), October 11, 2017.
Keith Lim & Vlad Teplitskiy, Federal Circuit Finds Claims Directed to Securing Financing Patent Ineligible, Section 101 Update (Knobbe Martens newsletter), June 23, 2017.
Eric Y. Zhou & Vlad Teplitskiy, The Federal Circuit Finds Broad Claims to Be Patent Eligible because the Claims Are “Nearly Indistinguishable” from Those in Diamond v. Diehr, Section 101 Update (Knobbe Martens newsletter), March 24, 2017.
Lauren Hockett & Vlad Teplitskiy, Post-Alice Section 101 Eligibility Roadmap for Software Inventions, Section 101 Update (Knobbe Martens newsletter), December 12, 2016.
Vlad Teplitskiy & Christopher M. DiLeo, Navigating 101 Eligibility - Waypoints for the Federal Circuit, Section 101 Update (Knobbe Martens newsletter), September 7, 2016.
Speeches & Seminars
Knobbe Practice Webinar Series: Strategic Considerations in Controlling Speed of Prosecution in USPTO (March 2021)
Knobbe Martens Webinar Series: Strategic Considerations in Addressing Obviousness Rejections under Section 103 (December 2020)
Teplitskiy V. and Lozan V., Patent Eligibility, Interplay Between IPRs and District Court Litigation, and Functional Claiming, Uni-intel Seminar, April 22, 2019, Beijing, China.
Teplitskiy V. and Tiburzi A., Protecting Computer Implemented Inventions in US and Europe, Knobbe Martens Seminar, November 1, 2018, Irvine, CA.
Altman D. and Teplitskiy V., Protecting Your Intellectual Property in US and China, Knobbe Martens Seminar, June 14, 2017, Sunnyvale, CA; June 16, 2017, Irvine, CA; June 20, 2017, San Diego, CA.
Altman D. and Teplitskiy V., Patent-Eligibility in the US—Have the Exceptions Swallowed the Rule?, Zacco Seminar, April 18, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.
Altman D. and Teplitskiy V., Protecting Your Intellectual Property Worldwide, Knobbe Martens Seminar, March 1, 2017, Irvine, CA. Teplitskiy, V., Contested Post-Grant Proceedings at the USPTO, Ryuka IP Seminar, April 8, 2016, Tokyo, Japan.
Altman, D., Lee, S., Teplitskiy, V., Important Developments in U.S. Patent Law and How They Affect MedTech Companies, Pinsent Masons Annual MedTech Seminar, February 26, 2015, Birmingham, United Kingdom.